Olen Edward Gammons

March 3, 1943 - May 6, 2019

On Monday, May 6, 2019, Olen Edward Gammons loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 76.  He was born on March 3, 1943 to Lindsay Dee Gammons and Leila Louise (Barnett) Gammons in Sherman, Texas.  After high school, Olen served his country proudly in the United States Army for three years.  He married Betty Sue Williams in 1960 in McKinney, Texas.  Olen built a career in the computer and electronic data industry which he retired from in 2012.  In retirement, he became an avid golfer and fisherman. Olen most enjoyed spending time with family and taking family vacations.  He was always very supportive of his children’s and grandchildren’s interests and accomplishments; attending countless athletic events and competitions as their biggest fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sue Gammons; daughter, Lorrie Lickteig and husband, Karl; grandchildren, Jordan and Trey Schlink, Katie Sartain and husband, Justin, and Mike Gammons and wife, Sarah; great grandchildren, Joseph Locke, Kaylee Gammons and Michael Gammons. 

Olen was preceded in death by his parents; son, O.J. Gammons; grandparents; and brothers, Fred Gammons and James Gammons.

Although, he will be missed so much, we are grateful that his pain ended as he went to his eternal home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Olen’s honor to the American Cancer Society.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019 at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 South McDonald Street, McKinney, Texas 75069.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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I was saddened by the news of Olen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kelly Jensen, May 9, 2019 Olen was a 2nd dad to me when my father died. He was a great person and will be missed by many but not forgotten. Prayers for the family and may you RIP. Say hello to my mom and dad.
Kimberly Gammons Keys, May 9, 2019 I worked with Olen in the early 80’s at BancTec. What I remember most about Olen was his wonderful sense of humor. He was always smiling and a pleasure to know and work with. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.
Brenda Cage, May 9, 2019 Met Olen about 6 yrs ago when I Joined the Plantation Golf Club Senior League. Played in a foursomes with him many times, He was always helping and bring supportive whenever needed. He will be missed by me and many others, He was a prince of a person. Dick Bustamente Rihard E Bustamente, May 8, 2019 May God bless this family with peace knowing the love Olen had for all of them, while not replaceable in this lifetime, will serve as the example for all of us as he showed us what it looks like to love and lead a family with every minute we are given in this life. May God’s peace wash over all in this time of grief and feelings of sadness be overcome by all the wonderful memories such a great guy made with all those he loved.
Michael Lickteig, May 8, 2019 I met Olin about 6 years ago when we were working together at The Plantation Golf Course in Frisco as starters and marshals. Olin was a gentleman and, like the rest of us that had finished our careers, we were doing what we wanted to do as senior citizens. We loved playing golf and loved being around golfers and the golf course. Olin and I often worked together on the course. He was a pleasure to be around. He always greeted my wife, Suzanne and I when we came to the course to play golf and he was there working or playing. We know he was an avid golfer...and a good one. Olin will sincerely be missed but we know he is in a better place and getting ready to tee it up. I can see him smiling now doing what he loves to do. Our blessings go out to Olin's family on their loss.
Bob & Suzanne Flores, May 8, 2019 Owen you will be missed by all and will always give me good-time-together memories. RIP Jerry Brown, May 8, 2019 When I think of you, Big O, I smile...Lots of memories!
Charles Williams, May 8, 2019 RIP buddy, you taught me a lot thru the years, played many rounds of golf, lots of deep sea fishing, you made me who I am today, you will be missed but never forgotten.
Fred Gammons, May 8, 2019 One of my favorite persons at BancTec. I'll always remember that laugh and whenever I see Kentucky Fried Chicken and jars of jalapeno peppers I'll be thinking of him. Robert Volding, May 8, 2019 My heart felt condolences go out to y'all. The sadness I have in my heart for the loss of a friend is nothing compared to the pain that is in y'alls heart for a husband, father and grandfather. May the knowledge of knowing how loved and respected Olen was to his working family bring y'all some sort of comfort in the times to comes. Rest in Peace Olen.
Janice Giddens, May 7, 2019 I worked with Olen for 10 years at the Plantation Golf Course. I enjoyed his wisdom and friendship for all of those years. I played with and against Olen in golf and I know he loved the game very much. I will miss his enthusiasm for golf and life. He often spoke of his family and those wonderful vacations. He is in no more pain and now he will be hitting those 300 hundred yard drives down the middle and making putts on every green. Wally O'Rear, May 7, 2019 RIP, Love you Steve Gammons, May 7, 2019 God Bless Olen’s family, he was joy to be with on the golf course and a very good friend. I am very saddened but know he is playing golf in Heaven with his son and family. Bill Bates, May 7, 2019 Olen was a very good man. I had a lot of respect for him. May God be with the family at this time of loss.
Jeffrey Keys, May 7, 2019 Fly high pawpaw. You were one of a kind! Give dad a hug for me! Katie Sartain, May 7, 2019 Olen was such a pleasure to be around, a wonderful person that loved life and his family. He will certainly be missed by so many. I pray that God comforts those he left behind. Rest In Peace. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 Suzanne Chism, May 7, 2019 Lorrie, Thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Stephanie Stephanie Birden, May 7, 2019